Homemade Magic Shell

Homemade Magic Shell

Magic shell was at one time one of my favourite things. I…

Magic shell was at one time one of my favourite things. I loved the magic shell MORE then the ice cream. As I grew up, and my idea of “good” changed, I couldn’t really justify putting something that couldn’t be as least somewhat natural, into my body. So I gave up magic shell. However recent discoveries have led me to see that you CAN make magic shell at home with two ingredients. What’s even better is you can make it with PEANUT BUTTER too!

NOTE: For those of you who don’t know, magic shell is chocolate sauce (and now peanut butter) ice cream topping that hardens once your pour it over the ice cream, and makes a “shell”.

Pomegrante Chocolate Tarts

Pomegrante Chocolate Tarts

I picked these cut little tart pans up for $4.00 each at…

I picked these cut little tart pans up for $4.00 each at a cooking supply store in Toronto. I’ve never used them and this just came together one night last week. There are quite rich, and not very sweet, since I didn’t add sugar to the chocolate filling. Two people can easily share one. But isn’t that the point? 🙂

Leftover Gingerbread Cookies: Chocolate Tart with Gingerbread Crust

Leftover Gingerbread Cookies: Chocolate Tart with Gingerbread Crust

My mother always buys a bag of fresh cranberries and keeps them…

My mother always buys a bag of fresh cranberries and keeps them in her fridge – just to look at, because she thinks they are pretty. I think I do the same at Christmas time with gingerbread cookies. I always make them, and no one eats them, and eventually I give them away. Well the other night I was trying to figure out what to do with all the cookies leftover, and I thought, they would be good crushed and made into a tart or cheesecake base.

Coffee and Cocoa Rubbed Sirloin Steaks, Rye Panzanella, Dragon Beans with Green Goddess Sauce, Roasted Potatoes and Marshmallow Creme-Hot Fudge Sundaes

Coffee and Cocoa Rubbed Sirloin Steaks, Rye Panzanella, Dragon Beans with Green Goddess Sauce, Roasted Potatoes and Marshmallow Creme-Hot Fudge Sundaes

This was the first meal I attempted in my temporary kitchen. I…

This was the first meal I attempted in my temporary kitchen. I think of all of my supplies I am missed the most is my food processor. When I was packing I thought, it is temporary for 2 months. I can live 2 months without my food processor. Wrong! After all of the packing and moving I did, it would not have killed me to move one more small thing. Regrets, regrets…